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Poster: let it rock Date: Jul 8, 2011 7:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: best transitions

Well, I know this has probably been done before, but I am a new user to this forum so i thought I would give it a go....

I personally like Truckin>Nobody's Fault

what are your favorites?

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 9, 2011 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Only chiming in here 'cause this one hasn't been mentoned yet.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-08-24.sbd.unknown.151.shnf

Dark Star > Morning Dew

This may not be THE version, but it's mine.

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Poster: BVD Date: Jul 9, 2011 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Hey try this one on 9/27/72 Dark Star>Cumberland Blues from the beautiful Stanley Theatre in Jersey City. (Dicks Picks 11)

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Poster: xbalanke Date: Jul 10, 2011 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Oh, and I'll second BVD's emotion re: 09/27/72. I just rediscovered that gem the other day.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jul 9, 2011 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

dark star > spanish jam > lovelight
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-02-11.partial-late.aud.reynolds.gadsden.99052.flac16
dark star > the other 1 > lovelight / 70-02-13
and many more (2 many 2 count).......

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Poster: N Hoey Date: Jul 8, 2011 10:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Oh! Also the Dark Star sequence from the late set on 6/24/70. Real magic going there.

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Jul 9, 2011 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

*Specific* examples:
11.29.80 Alligator Alley Shakedown>Franklin's http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-11-29.beyerm160.wise.miller.101722.flac16

10.8.83 Richmond Sugar Mag Tease>Good Lovin' http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-10-08.senn441.silberman.miller.97883.sbeok.flac16

3.21.86 Hampton Supplication-> Let It Grow http://www.archive.org/details/gd1986-03-21.nak300.damico.87638.flac16

I think that few would be disappointed in listening to these...

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Jul 9, 2011 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

8/16/91 Scarlet > Victim > Fire

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Poster: Mooding Date: Jul 9, 2011 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Ha! I just listened to that Scarlet>Victim>Fire for the first time the other day (how i hadn't gotten to it I don't know) and TOTALLY agree. Not among the standard transitions, and though a touch rough at a few moments, it's really great.

It may get on my radio show in August.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jul 12, 2011 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Mooding said:
"It may get on my radio show in August."

Explain, please. What kind of show? What station? Does it stream?

TOOTMO

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 9, 2011 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Killer version.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jul 9, 2011 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Space>The Wheel
The Wheel itself is usually a letdown once they start singing; but the transition itself is often the best part of an '80s show.

Also, Dark Star>Sugar Magnolia.
Not done very often; but when it was, like 10/31/71 or 4/8/72, it's mind-boggling.

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Jul 9, 2011 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

I have always enjoyed many of the 68 Alligator->jam->Drums-> Alligator, or maybe it goes drums->jam but you get my point and the 68-69 DS->St. Stephen->The Eleven, someone brought that up in an earlier post but they are tasty!

This post was modified by deadhead53 on 2011-07-09 17:11:46

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 9, 2011 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-09-09.sbd.willy.11735.sbeok.shnf

UJB>EST

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Poster: spacecowboy Date: Jul 10, 2011 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Another gem from '82 - 5/21/82 Greek - Playin -> UJB

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Poster: JB Date: Jul 9, 2011 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Dark star> saint> wt > eleven. but since that was already said. i love those 77 terrapin> dews.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jul 9, 2011 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Playin' > Aiko

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-08-01.sbd.willy.10226.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: N Hoey Date: Jul 8, 2011 10:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Don't have a favorite but these were good. Dark Star > Spanish Jam > US Blues from 6/23/74

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jul 10, 2011 11:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll, with 2-15-73 being my personal favorite.

6/18/74 has one of the most incredible transitions of all time: Weather Report Suite>The Other One>It's a Sin jam

and of course i have to mention this gorgeous super rarity:

Cryptical Envelopment>Clementine

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Poster: reviewr Date: Jul 8, 2011 9:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

China> Rider may be too obvious, but it is almost always good. The Help On The Way sequence is a personal favorite. Dark Star> St. Stephen> The Eleven may be the best.

For something a little differnt try the Space> Not Fade Away from 12-13-80.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-12-13.nak300.walker-scotton.miller.88964.sbeok.flac16

How could I forget Scarlet> Fire!?


This post was modified by reviewr on 2011-07-09 04:27:14

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Poster: boltman Date: Jul 9, 2011 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

I have to agree with the DS->St S->Eleven for an always satisfying "suite". Over the years (I wish I was one of those 40 year olds living in my parent's basement, but many years past that age), The Eleven has really caught my attention more and more. It really puts a cap on the DS->SS combination in a rockin' way.

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Poster: WillCo Date: Jul 9, 2011 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

The Eleven has really grown on me, too, over about 35 years; there are loads of great transitions out of St Stephen into The Eleven.

Other transitions:
China > Rider as many have mentioned, probably top of my list;
Not Fade Away > GDTRFB > Not Fade Away;
Estimated > Eyes.

Regarding other bands,Umphrey's McGee also come to mind. I thoroughly recommend their "Jimmy Stewart: The Album" which you can buy via livedownloads:
http://www.livedownloads.com/music/0,947/Umphreys-McGee-mp3-flac-download-Jimmy-Stewart-The-Album.html

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Jul 9, 2011 3:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Playin>scarlet>playin
Eyes>big river

As far as a true blending transitions, I always loved the way they made these 74 co figs work. No shortcuts here.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 9, 2011 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Someone already mentioned St Steve> Eleven

I've got a soft spot from some of those NFA> Stephen reprise transitions, especially the ones uninterrupted by drum solos. 2/4/70? 2/8/70? Awesome. Or for another example of a very different but equally impressive Stephen> NFA transition try 9/30/76. They weave together St Steve and NFA with an extended bit of sweet jamming that produces a fired-up version of NFA.

Oh, and I feel like I just mentioned this somewhere else, but one of the best transition segments ever, imo - Playin> Shakedown> World To Give> Playin, 11/20/78

And another obvious one - 6/24/70 - NFA> Easy Wind

A final edit to mention this little gem - St Stephen> It's a Sin> St Stephen, 4/23/69

This post was modified by snow_and_rain on 2011-07-09 17:18:03

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Jul 8, 2011 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Any May 77 Scarlet -> Fire

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2011 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

I'm particularly fond of this stellar S>F transition from April - scarcely a note out of place, particularly from Mr Garcia leading from the front:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-04-23.sbd.miller.88401.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 8, 2011 8:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Estimated>He's Gone
Scarlet>Fire
Dark Star>Easy Answers

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 8, 2011 9:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

That is totally unfair. Not only do you take three, but my fav.(the last if you are pretending you didn't know).

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Poster: xbalanke Date: Jul 10, 2011 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Since nobody's mentioned it yet:

Dew->UJB Reprise (especially 11-17-73). The transition in question is short but chill- and/or tear-inducing.

IMHO, the sweetest of the spectacular Playing->UJB->Dew->UJB->Playing sequences they only did 3 or 4 times.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 9, 2011 5:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

Hits from the Bong>
Tchaikovsky's piano concerto #1 in B Flat Minor, Op. 23-2nd movement>
Thriller>
Bitches Brew>
Grantchester Meadows>
The Ballad of Peter Pumkinhead>
Across the Universe>
The Guns of Brixton>
Boulavard of Broken Dreams>
Muleskinner Blues>
Bodhisattva>
The Theme from Shaft>
If 6 was 9>
You Should Be Dancin'>
When the Levee Breaks>
Last Cigarette>
Autumn in New York>
Southbound>
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag

OH! You meant by the GD? That's easy:
Space > I Will Take You Home

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 9, 2011 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

I am especially fond of the that If 6 was 9>You Should be Dancin'... though I also like the 6 was 9> Warpigs variant .
Also like the Misty Mt. Hop>Stranded In the Jungle> On Broadway>Tired of Waiting For You>Misty Mt Hop sequence .( I actully put this on a tape).
Special mention to the Beethoven nr 5 ,3rd to 4th movement "freight train to enlightenment" transition .

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Poster: MindBendah Date: Jul 9, 2011 5:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best transitions

China Cat>Feelin' Groovy>Rider

Now that's what I call a transition!